What Happened on June 28, 1959

Historical Events

  • Meldrim trestle disaster; freight train derails over Ogeechee River in Georgia causing IPG tanks to explode killing 23
  • Philadelphia Phillies' Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice, in a 6-0 loss to Giants at Seals Stadium, San Francisco, California

About June 28, 1959

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
  • UK #1 Song: Dream Lover - Bobby Darin